William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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Please browse our photo galleries for a snapshot of life at William Patten School

Y1 trip to the V & A

Year 1 headed off on their trip to the Young V & A to support their history topic. We had been told there would be photographers and a film crew there and a special performance. However, we did not know why!
Well, we found out that our visit coincided with a visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan! The museum is hosting an exhibition exploring how landscape and folklore have influenced Japanese art, technology and design. The children thoroughly enjoyed a mini performance of the stage show ‘My Neighbour Totoro’! Certainly a day to remember.

Year 6 end of year trip

One of the highlights of the Year 6 calendar is our trip to Leaside Boat Club. A great time was had by all, as the children learned how to: paddle board, kayak, and canoe. The weather even managed to stay dry (most of the time!) We had a brilliant time both in and out of the water! We would like to say a massive thank you to the parent helpers who accompanied us on the trip, as without your support it would not be possible to have such an unforgettable day out. What a wonderful way to help round off the year.

Hispanic Day at WP!

William Patten celebrated our Hispanic Day as a part of Hackney’s Hispanic celebrations in June 2023. There was much excitement as the mariachi band, ‘Mariachi Loco’, performed in the playground and welcomed the children to the sounds of traditional Mexican music as they began their day. As the day went on, the mariachi band continued to play throughout the morning for all classes in small sessions. The children watched as the band performed traditional Mexican mariachi songs and they even learnt about the history of mariachi music, Mexico and practised Spanish vocabulary. Next, each class had a video call with our link school in Madrid, CEIP Josep Taradellas. These are classes whom we had already received letters from and written our pen pal letters to a few weeks ago so it was wonderful for the children to see their pen pals on screen! Later in the day, each class had a Spanish story read to them in Spanish by parent volunteers or watched a pre-recorded Spanish story. Many thanks to all the parents who came to read. The children loved listening to the stories in Spanish and were able to follow along using their Spanish language knowledge. Another highlight of the day was the delicious Hispanic lunch of paella, tortilla, patatas bravas, churros and more which the children loved eating and some of them might have even had a go at eating an Hispanic dish they haven’t tried before! In the afternoon, Years 1 - Year 6 met in the playground where the older year groups shared their Spanish books with the younger year groups. This gave them the opportunity to showcase their fantastic Spanish work in their books from their Spanish lessons this year and it also meant the younger year groups had an insight into what they will be learning in Spanish in the next academic year. And last but not least, the Reception and Nursery classes made and ate ‘pan con ‘ tomate’ using tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and bread - how adventurous and delicious! Overall, it was a wonderful day of Spanish language and Hispanic culture enrichment activities enjoyed by the children.

Fairtrade Friday at William Patten!

We have had a wonderful day celebrating Fairtrade Friday at WP! Children across all key stages have learnt about what Fairtrade produce is and why it is important, especially to farmers, their families and their local communities. This year’s theme was all about food, where it comes from, and the impact climate change has on certain produce. We asked the children to come in Fairtrade themed colours, or in the style of Fairtrade produce, and they didn’t disappoint! Have a little look at some wonderful outfits from the day. Everyone also got to sample some yummy Fairtrade food, thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff! We also look forward to seeing what you create as part of the home learning set on Google Classroom.